VIDEO. Amid the ruins of Kharkov, this cellist offers a moment of grace

Music softens morale, and since the beginning of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, this adage has never been more true… From their ruined apartments or the cellars in which they have taken refuge, the country’s music lovers have let their instruments resound. and their vocal cords to bring back a little poetry and beauty between the ruined facades and the alarm sirens. In Kharkiv, the country’s second city and one of the most affected by the bombing, Denys Karachevtsev, professional cellist, has decided to pay tribute to his beloved city by playing to symbolic places.

The video published on social networks and shared by the virtuoso Gautier Capuçon moved internet users. Earlier this week, Denys Karachevtsev had already performed the Ukrainian national anthem for the theater that houses the National Academy of Opera and Ballet in Kharkiv, reports Classic radio† On Tuesday, March 22, in the midst of the ruins, with his back to police headquarters, the cellist laid down his instrument and chair toe prelude from the Suite for cello solo n°5 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Posted by Gautier Capuçon on Tuesday 22 March 2022

On Facebook, the Kyiv National Academy of Music graduate musician from Kharkiv said: I am a cellist and a citizen of Kharkov. I love my hero city, which is currently struggling to survive the war. I believe that when the war is over, we can restore and rebuild our city and our country. I am launching my project on the streets of Kharkov to raise money for humanitarian aid and the restoration of the city’s architecture. Let’s unite to breathe new life into our city together! †

A precious moment of grace…

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